Breguet announces a new timepiece, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique in a “Grand Feu” enamel version, from its Grandes Complications collection.
Available in gold and platinum versions, the new Breguet Classique Grandes Complications 5367 watch provides a beautifully simple interpretation of the tourbillon, which reigns supreme on a minimalist dial. The information has been deliberately pared down to essentials in order to give the mechanism the full attention it deserves.
Contrary to Breguet Classique Grande Complication Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 watch presented in 2013, this 2018 edition has no power-reserve indicator.
In order to highlight the key element, Breguet has opted for a graphic hand-bevelled tourbillon bar, topped by a spinel. The likewise blue Breguet hands strike a powerful contrast with the immaculate whiteness of the traditional enamel, thereby ensuring perfect legibility of the hours and minutes.
The chapter ring with Breguet Arabic numerals is off-centred at 11 o’clock and thus directly facing the tourbillon at 5 o’clock. This display layout is reminiscent of the watches created by A.L. Breguet.
While the appearance of this Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique model is extremely understated on the front, its movement is nonetheless richly decorated. The bridges, barrel and oscillating weight are hand-engraved. Crafted in platinum for greater inertia, the latter rotates on the periphery of the calibre, thus providing a clearer view of the movement as well as ensuring its slimness.
The Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 measures a mere 7.45 mm thick and its movement just 3 mm. Calibre 581 powering this timepiece comprises a balance oscillating at a frequency of 4 Hz while maintaining a comfortable 80-hour power reserve.
This distinctive performance is enabled by a “high-energy” barrel, whose patented construction serves to increase the number of coils of its spring and hence augment energy storage.
The new Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 with its “Grand Feu” enamel dial is available in rose gold or platinum versions, respectively fitted with a mahogany brown or blue alligator strap and both featuring a rhodium-plated movement.
Model: Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 “Grand Feu” Enamel
18-carat rose gold with a finely fluted caseband
Sapphire crystal caseback
Diameter: 42 mm
Welded lugs with screw-secured bars
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m)
“Grand Feu” enamel, signed Breguet
Chapter ring with Breguet Arabic numerals
Breguet open-tipped hands in blued steel
Mechanical self-winding, extra-thin (3 mm), Cal. 581
Numbered and signed Breguet
80-hour power reserve
Barrel mounted on roller bearings. Inverted lateral lever escapement with silicon horns
Frequency 4 Hz
Silicon balance spring
Tourbillon with titanium carriage
Small seconds on the tourbillon axis
Alligator leather with gold folding clasp.
Also available in platinum: Reference 5367PT/29/9WU